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Chinese Wedding Gift-Giving Etiquette

Many rituals and customs have been lost or amended over thousands of years of civilization. However, the reciprocal gift-giving etiquette is well preserved as a cultural icon... 

The newlyweds will visit the bride's parent's three days after the wedding.  They will bring certain gifts, and the bride's family is supposed to return part of the gifts, plus some gifts from them.

List of Gifts from Bride's Family on 3-day Visit:


The head and tail plus feet and half of the roast pig brought by the groom. It indicates there is a beginning and  end.


Liquor one bottle, any style of cake one box.


Fruit and Sheng Cai, a vegetable that has the pronunciation of "lively".


Bamboo stick to indicate raising up step after step.


Green onion which pronounces as "Cong", the same pronunciation as "plentiful" financially.


Baby chicken in lantern box.

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